30 June 2004

The Mystery Moth of July 2003

In July last year we pictured a moth, and asked what type it was. This time we were prepared. We have a collection of “Peterson First Guides” which are great little insect, bird and flora spotting guides. This time when the huge moth fluttered by, David went outside and caught it. It is a “Polyphemus” moth, named after a one eyed giant in Greek mythology. They grow up to 6 inches, and as you can see this one is close to the largest.

Mystery solved! A Polyphemus Moth

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